Day 7 (June 3rd): After the laptop incident of last night, the bugs seemed satisfied and pretty much left us alone, except for one final assassination attempt by a June bug as it attempted to get into our tent by slamming into the side as we were trying to sleep. Of course, I had some… Continue reading Traveling Through Kansas
Days 4 - 6: After a refreshing couple days spent celebrating my father-in-law's birthday, catching up on laundry, and grabbing some groceries, we are back on the road! I know it might seem odd to go back to Independence when we technically had moved past it, but I simply had to try a tour from… Continue reading Pioneer Camping Grounds and Stops
A full day of jumping off spots, historical sites, camping areas, and trail ruts.
Visiting the Gateway of the West, and Arrow Rock, MO.
Day 1: Driving from VA to St. Louis. By car, not steamboat, with a celebratory stop at a distillery.
Find out why I am doing a month-long road trip across the country, and how to follow along!
The first order of business once we finally finished the interminable task of unloading the car and setting up the tent was finding firewood before it got dark. I might add that one of the only things I was actually looking forward to during this camping trip was sitting in front of a fire and… Continue reading Camping Practice: Part Two
Have you ever heard of a "practice" camping trip? Yeah, me neither. But my husband insisted that it was necessary. When he first suggested this abominable plan in January, gently noting that I hadn't set foot in a tent in almost two decades and insinuating it might be better to know how to set up… Continue reading Camping Practice: Part One
I know, I know - I didn't post last week. Based on the previous weeks' delays, I have decided that it might be time to move back to an every-other-week schedule for my blog posts. After all, with everything else on the internet, who has the time or energy to read a weekly blog post… Continue reading Working Up to Success
I turned and looked at myself in the remains of the shattered glass. It was true. I was a now, officially, a beast. I've been working my way through Gail Carson Levine's book Writing Magic far longer than I am going to admit to. I love it because, although it seems to be aimed at… Continue reading The Tale of a Beast